Sewing classes in chicago: tchad: workroom: studio: tailoring supplies: iron: general mills: GM1A #4

General Mills #GM1A Iron

Sewing classes in chicago: tchad: workroom: studio: tailoring supplies: iron: general mills: GM1A
General Mills Model #GM1A

We were tooling around an old tailor’s shop that had closed down and was being sold off when we found this little guy.

Let us tell you now: If you can find one of these with a cord in good shape or you have the ability to repair the cord, get it.

The nice ting, besides the weight that we love so much, is that there is no flat edge to the plate of the iron.  This iron is perfect for ironing full yardage because it doesn’t leave a crimped back end mark, but it is also perfect to use as a detail iron for fussy corners and inset pieces.  The front of the iron comes to a distinct but slightly blunted point and the back is a subtle curved edge with perhaps a 1.5 inch radius.

Sewing classes in chicago: tchad: workroom: studio: tailoring supplies: iron: general mills: GM1A
This shape is amazing to work with!

We would say “Just perfect!” with all the exclamation marks you want to add, but there is ONE drawback to this hefty ad handy little guy – because it has no flat edge, it cannot sit upright.  It has little flanges but into the sides to rest on its side.  It takes a little to get used to at first, this picking the iron up sideways business, but this in and of itself is fine – but to this day we look over at the ironing table and have a moment of panic seeing it laying like that.

Sewing classes in chicago: tchad: workroom: studio: tailoring supplies: iron: general mills: GM1A
General Mills GM1A

But that’s the only downside to this little guy.  Keep an eye out for it.  If you are in Chicago we can even show you how to replace the cord.

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